There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Vancouver to Reno, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Reno (RNO) YVR - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$191 - $630

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$116 - $260

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Fly Vancouver to Sacramento, bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sacramento (SMF) YVR - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$151 - $587

Fly Seattle to Reno, bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Reno (RNO) SEA - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$175 - $332

Train, bus  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$170 - $440

Drive  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe 1004.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 17 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $850 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 39 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and South Lake Tahoe is 1174 km. The road distance is 1607.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 39 min and costs $150 - $340.

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It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Reno Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is 1608 km. It takes approximately 17 h 32 min to drive from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 733.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 50 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 27 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Boise
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220

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